Join Paula Tursi, 20-year yoga teacher and 10-year student of Body Mind Centering, along with our senior teachers in the internationally acclaimed Reflections Yoga teacher training.
The Reflections Training program will help you develop a holistic lifestyle and integrated teaching methods.
The Reflections program is a life-changing experience. You will deepen your practice through focused teachings, internal work and an integrated sense of community (sangha).
This program will teach you the asanas in their classic form as well as from a developmental perspective, integrating a deep understanding of why the body moves as it does. While we focus on physical anatomy and alignment, we also teach that movement or asana starts from the inner body. Movement initiated from the inner body can be an expression of the internal systems, bringing awareness and health to your vital organs.
Yoga is an activity far beyond exercise–the asana practice heals the mind & body for a long, beautiful and healthy life.
Q: How will this training effect you as a person?
The program focuses on the energetic aspects of life and the body, including the chakras, heart center, and how our energy connects with other beings (i.e. how we interact with others). The very name of Paula’s studio embodies her ideology that we are reflections of the energy in and around us, as well as those we come into contact with.
The Reflections yoga teacher training, in addition to offering intensive technical instruction and anatomical study, is strongly focused on deepening your personal inner journey, unlocking blockages to expression, and clearing your energetic path.
Throughout the training, you will be encouraged to face your fears and emerge as a more knowledgeable and confident being. Because experiences in this program will facilitate deep change in the psyche, they can be uncomfortable and emotionally challenging. After all, yoga is the science of the body as well as the mind.
If mental and emotional work is not of interest to you at this time, this is not the appropriate yoga training for you.
The approach is essentially vinyasa yoga with a strong focus on meditation and pranayama (an integral part of our teacher training), energetic awareness (bandha work, Kundalini meditations), and yoga philosophy. We will explore the processes of the the mind and meditation through the Yoga Sutras, Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now and Buddhist teachings.
We’ll cover these topics, and more!
- Reflections Yoga philosophy.
- The Yoga Sutras as the science of the mind and how we think.
- The art of teaching a well-sequenced yoga class.
- Asana alignment.
- Anatomy education for practical application.
- The use and benefits of Mantra.
- Thai Massage (in some trainings).
- In-class teaching practice.
There will also be some additional experiences, that change seasonally, throughout your training journey. Past offerings have included Indian dance, Osho meditations and energetic healing sessions.
- Attend all Teacher Training sessions.
- Complete all weekly homework.
- Teach a 40 minute class with a well developed warm-up and conceptual flow.
- Develop a meditation practice.
- Hold space for yourself and your fellow students to grow.
During the month, you should expect to have four days off which may be used to prepare for your practice teaching class (final exam). Though there will be some downtime, there is not a ton of it, so you may want to book an additional few days at the retreat center or another center nearby at the end of your training.
Trainees who complete the necessary contact hours and non-contact hours can register with Yoga Alliance, the national yoga teacher’s organization and the largest professional association for yoga teachers and schools. The Reflections Yoga teacher training program is fully registered at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. Our school also provides training at the Yoga Alliance 300-hour level, and we encourage graduates of our 200-hour program to deepen their understanding with us via our 300-hour offerings.
You will emerge with a deepened personal asana and meditation practice. You will have the ability to confidently teach yoga and hold the space for your students to explore their body & mind. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, each trainee will receive a Certificate of Completion as a yoga teacher.